Fedora and Flock on Telegram

The Fedora community is growing on Telegram. The group chat which I originally created for Flock 2015 and which was later changed to become a general group chat for Fedora users has grown into the size of >300 people.

We also started a Fedora News Channel as a sort of experiment because it’s increasingly difficult to use social networks such as Facebook for spreading the word for free and IM networks may be the new way to get information to users. The channel is currently followed by 294 users, but some messages get three times as many hits because they’re delivered to every subscribed user and they may be share them further. Compare it to Facebook where our messages reach 10% of subscribed users at average.

I’ve also been asked to create a group chat for Flock 2016. So if you’re going to Flock and wanna follow what’s going on there, join it!


8 thoughts on “Fedora and Flock on Telegram

    1. I consider IRC a work tool. It’s not for jibber-jabber, it’s for work communication. And I think it works quite well that way.
      Frankly, I don’t agree Slack should be adopted by Fedora. I mean, someone can create a Fedora room there and Fedora users who use Slack can go there and chat, but replacing IRC as the primary means of communication between contributors? I don’t think so. Telegram is much more open than Slack, but I still don’t think it could be a good choice for it either.
      We need something that is widely used, supported, accepted and completely open to replace IRC.
      If someone wants Slack it’s probably better to go for Mattermost.

      1. Even work needs constant connectivity and record of communication which IRC can’t provide. I use ZNC and my understanding is that IRC/ZNC doesn’t keep a timestamp so when I open my client the buffer is appended with current timestamp. IRC is seriously lacking.

        I wasn’t really recommending switching to Slack but its an observation I have made since I have started using Slack. Companies like Disqus has seen a huge boost in communication as a result of switching to Slack.

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